... for those who are perhaps unaware of Mallorca it is the largest of the Ballaeric Islands of which the infamous party island Ibiza also claims residency and is situated in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Spain... The island has 5 good hot summer months and 7 cooler winter months. It has been known to snow and being an island the rain can be rather dramatic on occasion... last night we had the most incredible thunder and lightning but today the sun is glorious... The land is mountainous in areas and flat and arable in others...The King of Spain has his holiday home here and clearly my family thought that if it was good enough for him it was good enough for us...
... I picked up some local asparagus which is in season and delightfully thin and therefore needs very little cooking time... perfect with some incredibly juicy oranges for use in my random recipes challenge which is to pick the first or last recipe from a randomly selected cookbook... mine was asparagus in orange butter from Porters English Cookery Bible...no recipe because it really is quite as easy as steaming the asparagus and squeezing orange into the melting butter!
jaffa cake icecream - for Kavey